The idea for the group began when Stephanie, a recent widow, found herself at loose ends on weekends, a particularly difficult time for people who have lost their spouse.
She wondered if there were others in the widowed/widower community feeling the same way and wondered how to connect people together so we could all benefit from shared understanding, friendships and social support. She along with some others organized a first get together and Widowed Friends grew from there.
From the start, the focus of the group was on developing weekly events, so members always had something to look forward to and new members had an opportunity to interact with the growing community. As a result, prior to Covid-19, the calendar was full of get togethers for members to enjoy on a weekly basis.
The community has great ideas and plans for the future. You can find out about them by reading this website. We have a private community Facebook group and a members only Meetup where all events are listed (note: due to Covid-19 our Meetup group is on hold). If you’d like to join us, please review the information on our How To Join pages.